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One race, and Jenks makes it count

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:26:05 -0700

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DC trial of singer Chris Brown to start Monday; judge delays verdict in bodyguard’s trial

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:25:12 -0700

WASHINGTON – A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation’s capital. During a brief court appearance Friday in which he wore a suit and tie, Brown turned to wave and salute supporters in the courtroom including his mother and the rapper Bow Wow. Read the Rest of the Entry

Fugs and Pieces, April 18, 2014

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:17:56 -0700

Friday at last! As always, we’ll have some weekend updates — and Wills And Kate And George Updates Daily, one of which will probably go up tonight, actually — so make sure you pop back in over the next couple of days.

Online healthcare exchange launch marred by technical glitches

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:09:38 -0700

Heavy web traffic and problems with computer system plague launch of key pillar of President Obama's healthcare law The healthcare exchanges that form the backbone of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act opened on Tuesday, just as the federal government ground to a halt amid congressional stalemate over the same legislation. But if the Obama administration was hoping for a smooth launch of the ...

Obama Signs Law to Bar Iran Diplomat from Serving in UN Post

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:04:45 -0700

President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis. Obama signed a law passed by the U.S. Congress that blocks any individual from entering the United States who has been found to have been engaged in espionage or terrorist activity ...

"The Queen of Katwe" Uganda’s Junior Chess Champion Begins US Tour

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:59:23 -0700

Invited to the USA by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on Saturday, April 19, Uganda’s Junior chess champion Phiona Mutesi and her coach, Robert Katende will begin a 33 day tour of the U.S. to share her inspiring story of chess, education and faith coming together to create an amazing life transformation. (PRWeb April 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04 ...

Uganda’s Junior Chess Champion Phiona Mutesi Begins US Tour

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:56:10 -0700

*Los Angels – On Saturday, April 19, Uganda’s Junior chess champion Phiona Mutesi and her coach, Robert Katende will begin a 33 day tour of the U.S. to share her inspiring story of chess, education and faith coming together to create an amazing life transformation. Phiona Mutesi’s story is told in the book “The Queen […]

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:47:38 -0700

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: General Larry R. Ellis, USA (Ret.) – Member, American Battle Monuments Commission Howard Z. Borin – Member, Commission on Presidential Scholars Grace Tsao-Wu – Member, Commission on Presidential Scholars President Obama said, “These dedicated and accomplished ...

Six small shopkeepers are big losers in CFPB headquarters building renovation

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:43:42 -0700

Ellipse Cafe business owners Hun K. Chung and his wife, Joyce Chung, have leased the first floor... Dr. Patricia Shustock is an optometrist with Vision Source DC-Focus Eyecare Center in Washington,... G Street Food business owner, Janice Choi, has leased the first floor of the Consumer Financial...

P. Diddy can't wait to be honoured by his former university despite backlash from students.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:43:14 -0700

The rapper - real name Sean Combs - will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Howard University in Washington DC and give a keynote speech at its graduation ceremony on May 10, despite current students blasting the decision because he dropped out from his business degree in 1990 to pursue a career in music.

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